Monday, November 30, 2009

Wardrobe Remix #10

Ok, I was totally uninspired with this getup, although this is one of my favorite dresses. But ::yawns:: this is boring, I know...
Dress: Laundry by Design
Shoes: BCBGirls
Bag: Barr + Barr
Watch: Guess

Pockets!!! I go crazy about pockets :)
This hobo bag is so pretty inside plus the leather is buttery soft :) There's another Barr + Barr bag I want to get but not right now.

Wardrobe Remix #9

The requisite boring office outfit. You can never go wrong with blue and white! And by the way, I like the collar of this shirt.
Shirt: Plains & Prints
Pants: Ann Taylor
Shoes: Etienne Aigner
Bag: Tommy Hilfiger
Watch: Guess
I got this bag really cheap and I love how it has lots of pockets on the outside. I'm a pocket person, I love having nooks to stuff things in!

Wardrobe Remix #8

This is my confused outfit - although I see lots of girls sporting a similar look. I guess I can't decide whether to dress for cold or warm weather hence the cardigan-shorts-boots combination :) Also, pardon the doe in the headlights face, I wasn't prepared...
Tank top: Michael Stars
Cardigan: Gap
Shorts: Kamiseta
Boots: Jessica Simpson
Bag: Sisley

I got this cuff in Boracay early this year. I got it for Php 300, the lady was originally offering me Php 500 for it. Ahhh, the power of haggling...
Really old red Sisley bag. I love how I can carry this either on the crook of my arm, on my shoulder or across the body like a messenger bag - so versatile!

Wardrobe Remix #7

I kind of regret buying these tapered pants, they're a little bit loose on me even though they are size 0. I was hoping for an Audrey Hepburn look but alas it is not meant to be :)
Shirt: Banana Republic
Pants: Gap
Shoes: Tahari
Bag: Sisley
I love this bag for overnighters or if I have extra stuff to carry around. It's also light enough to carry on shopping trips to put purchases in, I cannot stress how I hate carrying plastic bags...

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Wardrobe Remix #6

While browsing along some shops in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, I happened upon The Magic Wrap. It's basically a skirt you can wear many, many different ways...
Reverse it and you get this...
It can also be worn into a dress, Grecian style...
or beach style...
Cool huh?
Baby doll top...
Rolled baby doll top...
Baby doll top with rose...
Halter top...
Kind of like a cravat...
One shoulder...
One sleeved...
I'm lazy now, here's a bathrobe for a tea break...

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Wardrobe Remix #5

I'm trying to figure out what to wear for upcoming holiday parties, this is on my "maybe" list. I really like the layers of this dress, I'm just not sure how to make it more festive-looking without overdoing it :)
Dress: H&M
Tights: Betsey Johnson
Shoes: Anne Klein
Bag: Kenneth Cole
I'm not quite sure if the bag goes with the outfit, it looks a little off...

Wardrobe Remix #4

Even the most conservative of dressers has to have at least one slutty outfit. This is mine... (I look like a baby prostitute.)
Dress: XOXO
Shoes: Steve Madden Luxe
Minaudiere: Tarte

Really weird cheap brooch...
To be honest, I've never worn this out, just waiting for the right time I guess :)

Wardrobe Remix #3

Another cool dress, literally and figuratively :) Seriously, I love dresses. If girls didn't have dresses it would take twice as much time to get ready, don't you think? This is what I call a throw on and go outfit...
Dress: Folded & Hung
Shoes: Michael Kors
Bag: Nuovedive

Whoops! I forgot I already used that bag on a previous post so I'll change it, hehe.
This one is from Michael Kors. I really appreciate good workmanship on stuff like bags and shoes because they take a lot of beating from me and I really need these things to hold up their end of the deal. It upsets me when straps break or hardware comes loose, I don't know if I'm the only one who's like this :)

Wardrobe Remix #2

Tights seem to be really popular these days so I got a couple too! Gosh, I hate being a fashion slave. Another retarded face, I still have to get the hang of this camwhoring business :)
Dress: Kamiseta
Sweater: Julie's Closet
Tights: Nicole Miller
Shoes: Steve Madden Luxe
Bag: Nuovedive
There's something so luxurious about a bag made in Italy. I don't know what it is with me and Italian handbags but I do love them...
It's so hard to pull off patterned tights, hence the all black ensemble. Even though the tights are brownish, I think it works... Anyway, that was the best I could do, I'm not too adventurous so I have to tone it down with the black :)
Really cool print, a little bit grandma-ish but what the heck - everyone loves vintage nowadays :)

Wardrobe Remix #1

Thought I'd play dress up and take pictures while I'm at it :) Forgive the weird face, I'm new at this...
Dress: Tomato
Shoes: Steve Madden
Bag: from Vienna
Watch: BCBGirls
This is one of my favorite dresses, it's practically a no-brainer to wear. Plus, it has pockets!
This bag is really beat up, I got it a few years ago for maybe less than €20. I can't seem to part with it, the pleather is butter soft now that it's so old. I really should let this bag retire...

Monday, November 23, 2009

It's A Miracle!

My brother got into a car accident last night, he totaled his car but miraculously walked away without a scratch. It's nothing short of a miracle! He woke up having neck and back pains though so he's on his way to the hospital to get that checked out.
The police officers on the scene told him that if he were driving 5 miles faster he would've not been so lucky. Also if the impact was stronger it could've reached the oil tank and may have caused a fire. I dunno, but I'm thankful none of that happened. The car is junk now but what's important is that my brother is alive and safe. Thank God!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

The Face Shop Haul

Got a few things from The Face Shop the other day. I was only hoping to get a cleanser but being me, I walked away with more than I originally planned...
From left to right with mini reviews:
* Clean Face Mild Lotion - reminds me of Clinique's Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion except it's so hard to get the product out of the bottle. Such a hassle!
* Organature Granule Foam - was persuaded to get this because I'm a sucker for organic products. It's ok but I'm still keeping my St. Ives Scrub as a back-up.
* Diamond Shine Lipgloss - I LOVE this lipgloss! It reminds me so much of Tarte's lipglosses, very moisturizing and the color looks great on me.
* Brightening Rice Water Powder Wash - I got this because I haven't tried a powder cleanser before, it's quite an interesting concept. I'm having fun mixing the powder with a little bit of water and creating a cleansing foam. Awesome marketing idea for long-haul flights.
* Fruit Garden Hand Lotion - I like the Olive & Mint combination (not really a fan of fruity scents) and it's lightweight and absorbs quickly.

The saleslady also gave me a few sample freebies, I have yet to try them out.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Vanity Show

I've been reading a lot of makeup blogs recently and for some reason it inspired me to write this post. So I'm going to share where I put my face on...
Really basic set-up here - a box of Kleenex, a lamp, double-sided magnifying mirror, makeup and things to take them off, beauty tools like brushes and whatnot... My makeup collection seems so dismal compared to other girls out there, especially these beauty gurus on YouTube. But it's more than what I need actually. I also religiously get rid of a lot of makeup quite frequently and replenish my favorites. I throw away powders/minerals every year and anything cream or liquid every six months so bacteria don't grow on them.
An awesome way to store cotton! It's so convenient - and pretty :)
And last but not the least - my Sephora-inspired brush holder. Just a regular wide glass jar (deep enough to sink brushes into), some flower vase fillers and marbles. I also stuck ribbon on double-sided tape for aesthetic purposes.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Unintentional Weight Loss

My gums are still healing from my previous oral surgery (see last post) and I still have 2 stitches in my mouth so I can't really eat anything solid yet. I feel like a baby - my diet is restricted to liquid and soft food for now, everything cold or room temperature. So I've been living on Cerelac, juice, milkshakes, yogurt and broth. Ugh. I'm so sick of it! I can't wait to eat real food again!

My lunch...
As a consequence of this diet restriction I'm on, I've been losing mad weight. Unlike some people, I actually need to gain weight, I'm so skinny as it is already. So, yeah, this is not good. I remember this also happened when I first got the dreaded braces, I had a hard time eating for about 2 weeks.
On the other hand, I now have an answer to anyone who asks me how to lose weight quick - get some teeth pulled! Hehe, just kidding.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Bye Bye Wisdom Teeth

I just had 4 wisdom teeth taken out. Should've had them pulled years ago but I didn't know any better. I only considered having them taken out when I was having a lot of pain. Turns out 2 of my wisdom teeth were impacted. I swear, all my future children will have them prophylactically removed by the time they're 20.
Sorry for the gross picture, but hey, you see worse things on the internet. The oral surgeon was actually amused that I had a cute baby 3rd molar. That tooth didn't really bother me but I wanted it out anyway in case I had a problem with it in the future.

My face is still numb from the anesthesia but I'm a happy camper. No pain whatsoever :) Good thing I didn't end up like this kid...

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Burning A Hole In My Pocket

I was so excited last month for the launch of Canon's latest PowerShot - the G11. I've had it a little over a week already but due to time and work constraints I haven't had the chance to really play with it until now. Isn't she a beauty?
I have to say I'm seriously impressed by what it can do. I was debating whether to get a Leica or this one, I'm really glad I got this (but I will forever want a Leica, go figure).

Now I won't have to take this monster around all the time. It's really annoying and attracts too much attention.
I also got a couple of shoes since my last shoe post. I got these slouchy suede boots from Jessica Simpson to replace my old tan boots (the one that got pooped on by a pigeon in Venice). Anyway, I like the buckle detail and it looks pretty sturdy - good for schlepping around or running errands.
This shoe is by another singer - Carlos Santana. What's up with singers designing shoes nowadays? Anyway, I really love them on my feet, they're awesome.
Another view of this sexy platform. Don't you love the crazy leopard print and the asymmetry? I think it's a nice combo.
And last, I got practical brown suede pumps. They look great with jeans as well as more dressy outfits.
I don't have a lot of shoes, contrary to what some of you may think, I know some girls who have way, way more than I have. I get rid of a pair whenever I get a new one so I keep my collection of less than 50 pairs manageable :)